Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down New Redistricting Map Over Gerrymandering

The Ohio Supreme Court kicked the state’s new congressional map to the curb saying it illegally favored Republicans over Democrats and ordered new lines drawn.

From Reuters:

Electoral analysts had said the Republican-backed map would ensure the party won at least 12, and perhaps 13, of the state’s 15 congressional seats, in part by splitting Cincinnati’s county into multiple districts to dilute Democratic voting power there.

In a 4-3 decision, the state’s high court found that the map violated new provisions in the Ohio Constitution that were approved by voters in 2018, including language that prohibits any map that “favors or disfavors a political party or its incumbents.”

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